The Duchess of Cambridge is in labor and was admitted to the hospital just before 6 a.m. today as she and Prince William await the arrival of the future queen or king.
Prince William is by Kate’s side at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where he was also born in 1982.
Huge crowds of excited well-wishers and photographers have gathered outside the hospital eagerly awaiting the birth of the Royal baby.
A royal spokesman said this morning, “The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted this morning to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labor. The Duchess traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing with The Duke of Cambridge”.
Kate and William, who spent the weekend at Kensington Palace, arrived without a police escort and entered the hospital through a rear entrance.
Sources reveal Kate Middleton went into labor naturally and wasn’t induced. The source adds that things are progressing well.
The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to have her baby late this afternoon or early evening.
The Royal baby will become third in the line of succession, displacing Prince Harry to fourth and the Duke of York to fifth.
The baby will also be made an HRH (His or Her Royal Highness) and given the title Prince or Princess of Cambridge.
If the child is a girl, she will become Queen and a boy will become King.
The birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s child is a huge event for the Queen herself. The last time a monarch still serving got to meet a great grandchild born in direct succession to the crown was nearly 120 years ago.
The child will be known as Prince or Princess, followed by the words “of Cambridge”.
Kate and William have come up with a list of names but have found it “very difficult” to choose.
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